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. within a couple years obama with the day. approval was 92%. it's people who can make discriminating judgment on the basis of how they assess the new leader of the same country and many western europeans in many places were unhappy with an inarticulate proponent of unilateral u.s. action who have faced swaggering step and didn't seem as interested in their opinion. the president left office who seem to be good at articulating what it was in the u.s. interest to behave multilaterally come to seek cooperation with other countries and so forth and also embodied a set of a deal as people america at the united states is a land of opportunity where anything is possible. so there is a big deep and underlying said hatred. it's actually quite rare. we thank foreigners are able to make establishing judgments about different aspects of the night dave. >> host: why should we care what germans think of us? was the last time we were asked what we thought of angela merkel? >> guest: many are interested in american opinion and the sister of many countries. >> host: but why? >> guest: partly because
to reconcile these two documents. the house budget would balance after ten years. repeal obama care. no tax increases. the senate budget doesn't get to balance after ten years, it includes $1 trillion of tax increases, even some stimulus money to try to get the economy going. but it's significant that they're fighting at a lower level of intensity and turmoil. notice that the congress left for easter break without a crisis over a government shutdown. there was no crisis over potential debt limit, and government default earlier this year. could come back this summer but so long as it lasts, that's calming for the markets and good for the economy, and it may, lester, leave some space still for a compromise in which democrats would agree to changes in cuts in medicare and social security, and republicans would come up with a little bit more tax revenue, lester. >> all right, john harwood tonight, thank you. >>> president obama wrapped up his four-day visit to the middle east today, after helping israel and turkey end a three-year diplomatic dispute. that, in turn, will help the region deal wit
is on the ticket, you get a different result, as we saw last year. 2010 was not a referendum on barack obama. the referendum on barack obama was the presidential election and look at the turnout -- the people that came out for him. you continue to misread the results. >> i hate to agree with you because you are trying to disagree with me, so it gets really complicated here. [laughter] i agree with you that barack obama is one of the great candidates in american history and that explains why the democrats did well in 2008 and 2012 -- we had a great candidate -- in 2010, when you neutralize the factor of the candidate, the republicans prevailed, which tells me that republican ideas are strong, and you have to have a candidate or a class of people that can explain it. >> that is the subject of the message to the american people, and they bought it. >>ut in 10, obacareas a factor and it will be a factor in 2014, do you not agree? >> it might very well be, but i will point out that we have returned to the days of yesteryear when dr. krauthammer was laboring in the democratic vineyards, and the e
cake and candles, the birthday bash for obama care t president's health care law turning 3 years old. and the left couldn't be happier. >> it's helped us honor our promise of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. >> but as democrats party we're unwrapping more costs hidden in the health care law, a gift now standing 67 inches high, taller than the president when you pile on all of the new regulations. cashen in crashing the party right now. >> hello everybody. i'mric boling. wayne rogers, jonathan and tracy all joining us this week. welcome everybody. don't crack the bubbly yet. it's three years since president obama signed owe bbama care. boy, is it starting to get messy. that's not republicans declaring it messy. that's one of the architects of the law saying it. watch. >> i think we know it's going to be messy. there's going to be things that come up that are unanticipated. >> he's right. we bought this cake the woman the said you know what, obama care, that's why my hours got cut. i guess we can expect more of that. >> you are going to see a lot more of that. this is one exampl
that in the obama recovery, family income went down to $2,500 a year, where during the recession, income went down $1,500 a year. families were doing worse, yet in the campaign, obama ran an extremely good campaign, and he won despite his disadvantages and he won frankly in a predictable way. he made the election about his opponent. the romney people allowed obama to define romney. this was rather than romney defining romney, and that is why it is important for republicans to look back and say, what did we do wrong? the idea that the republican party is in some terrible shape -- certainly i do not buy that. i have seen terrible shape. i remember watergate, i remember when the 13% of americans identified themselves as republicans, and the national chairman appointed people to see if we should change the name of the party. for 40 years, the most number of republicans in the house was 192. today we have 230 something, and it is absolutely right to figure out what you did wrong, and the obama people outperformed republicans in a number of ways. the idea that we are on the brink of going out of busines
of the optics, president obama spent the first four years trying to put as much distance between him avenue sn the israelis as he could. it didn't serve american interests or anyone's interest. now he's there and talking about my friend bb. maybe it's not sincere, but it's creating a perception of greater closeness. that's a good thing. israelis respond better when they're being held than when they're being scolded. no question, the speech went over well. the real question is whether the president has a realistic vision for-- >> well, he raised the prospects of this peace agreement with the palestinians. he's clearly, john kerry, the secretaries of state made this a priority or wanted to. what are the pluralistic prospects? >> you saw a bit in ramallah when-- >> that's in palestine. >> it's the capital of the west bank, if you will, when he was having a press conference with mahmoud abbas and the american president said, look, let's not have negotiations with pre-conditions and insist that the israelis end settlement activities. and he was effectively scolded by the palestinian president. so,
this week. welcome everybody. don't crack the bubbly yet. it's three years since president obama signed owe bbama care. boy, is it starting to get messy. that's not republicans declaring it messy. that's one of the architects of the law saying it. watch. >> i think we know it'soing to be messy. there's going to be things that come up that are unanticipated. >> he's right. we bought this cake the woman there said you know what, obama care, that's why my hours got cut. i guess we can expect more of that. >> you are going to see a lot more of that. this is one example of the direct impact this is having on small businesses and real americans. we had the leslation, people are trying to read it, get through it. now you see the regulations piling up and the practical day-to-day impact. coming out right now in the form of a woman trying to make a cake and run a living and a business for herself. >> wayne, there e a lot of things we learned about the obama ca law and a lot more. we'll roll through a few of them. this is growing and growing by the day. >> yes. it's too bad the congress didn't learn
and for that reason i think that despite the optics of a happy visit, the differences between israel and the obama administration remains. >> prime minister netanyahu thinks that iran could get it done by this summer. president says one year from now. when they are together does that now say look they are going to get a bomb and we are going to launch an attack whether you like it or not and what does the president say and -- what do you think will happen? >> well, i think they exchange intelligence and i do think that despite the -- difficulties of the personal relationship between obama and netanyahu, i'm sure these discussions are conduct order a very prank and professional basis but countries, vital nation security interests are involved. i think both men recognize the personal can't get in the way of that. i don't think that there is any doubt that israel sees a much shorter time frame, especially given its own who are limited military capabilities. whoever is right on the intelligence and must be clear we don't have perfect intelligence. iran could be a lot closer than anybody. we have great
they are talking about barack obama taking a big trip to africa, this year or next year. there is a lot of debate about which country he picks. chris: i would love to go. >> the white house won't talk about it officially. the president has commissioned a speech on the targeted killing policies which is a source of controversy. personally, it won't change that much. it's an effort to have more transparency. chris: that's a tricky one on the left and right joining together. the big question of the week, when the supreme court takes up gay marriage this had comingwee opinion? be right back. chris: welcome back, the u.s. supreme court takes up gay marriage this week. the big question for us, with polls showing big jumps in public approval for gay marriage, will this court band to move with history or lag behind history? david. >> i would think looking at the roberts court that it's likely that it will come to a liberal result of endorsing at least some of the right to same-sex marriage through conservative arguments. there are various ways they can do that. they can say federal government has no busi
. they are in a difficult neighborhood. the israelis, two years ago obama called for it. it's going to be dicey. iran is still the world's leading sponsor of terrorism,. lou: the president use the expression game changer if it were to occur. was his visit to israel a game changer? >> i think it is a little too early to tell. what we don't know is what those two men said behind closed doors. we should have no illusions here. however warm and cozy it can be. lou: however cozy the relationship. however warm the reception. these gentlemen have istinctly different things when it comes around. >> i almost agree. notentirely. i don't think thee have different agendas. i think that everything that was said, what you heard is that obama and benjamin netanyahu were much closer together are not. what obama said, he said we are not going to allow iran to have nuclear weapons. he said we are notoing to allow them to have weapons in an attempt to contain them. they were much closer thanhey have been. a very key subject. a. lou: let's turn to something that i did not want to hear. that was america and president oba
years. [ clock chimes ] ♪ >> barack! barack obama! [ laughter ] >> it is i, the reverend martin luther king junior and i have come to visit with you on the night of this historic inauguration. >> this is incredible. there is so much i want to discuss with you. >> and i with you, barack. >> so tell me, dr. king, have i lived up to the promise of your legacy? are we on the right track as a nation? >> oh, we'll get to all of that, barack. we'll get to that. but, first things first, did you -- did you see that girl, beyonce? [ laughter ] >> excuse me? >> that girl, beyonce. did you see her up there? 'cause i was like "what?" [ laughter ] >> well, beyonce. well yes, she is a very beautiful woman. >> beautiful? raquel welch was beautiful. beyonce is like "damn." [ laughter ] i had to keep pinching myself. i thought i was having another one of my famous dreams. [ laughter ] >> dr. king, come on. i mean, she was there to sing our national anthem. >> was she, though? "access hollywood" begs to differ. >> "access hollywood?" >> yeah, they said she was lip synching. and i was like "i care why? ha
their opinion under george w. bush's fell to a low of 12% within a couple of years obama was elected approval was 92%. was that a population of haters? no. people who could make discriminating judgments on how they assessed the new leader of the same country. many western europeans and others were unhappy with the leader they saw the unilateral action who would have a swagger in his step with no interest in their opinion and when he left office in the new president came in who seemed to be good at articulating why it was in u.s. interest to seek cooperation and embody a set of ideals that we are land of opportunity of a sudden the states was popular. that all the a consistent hatred but that is rare. we find foreigners can make distinguishing judgments. >> host: why should we care what germans think of us? when is the last time we were asked about angela merkle? >> they're actually quite interested and. >> host: why? >> because united states has a lot of power and resources and when we get a cold day get pneumonia. when we decide to use our tremendously powerful military machine united states
. how many times has president obama had a solo news conference in four years? 29. that is a solo news conference. the white house will come back and say he has said several london media appearances, media sets down with an individual reporter or he has appeared with a foreign leader or he has answered questions in the oval office. we are talking about news conferences closely defined. host: this is with president ronald reagan, who moved news conferences to primetime. here is bill plante posing a question to ronald reagan. [video clip] >> mr. president, you have said the accusation that bothers you most is that you do not care about the poor and disadvantaged. haveis is the thing we been trying to correct. host: it was pre-cable. cnn was in its infancy. the broadcast networks were time events. prime- oval office was trying to reach over the heads of the press. a significant amount of the evening viewing audience would have to watch the news conference because it was carried on all three networks. you could be watching wgn or the superstition in atlanta, but they would get a lot of few
-- how many was it? >> he had 530. >> talked to the president 531 times in four years. >> 521. excuse me. how many times has president obama had a solo news conference ? 29. that's a solo news conference. the white house will come back and say well he's had several hundred media appearances. meaning he has sat down with an individual reporter or that he has appeared with a foreign leader, or he's answered questions in the oval office. we're talking about news conferences closely depee fined. -- defined. >> president reagan had news conferences in order to reach to the press and the public. because it was a pretty good bet in those days that a significant amount of the evening viewing audience would have to watch the news conference because it was carried on all three networks. we're going to go over your heads. we're going to reach the public directly. it is much easier to do now than it was then. back then before cable and before social media, we and the newspapers and the wire services set the agenda. we no longer do. >> how is this changing the way this white house and future white ho
that their taxes have gone up. way up in some cases. and obama care which was supposed to save them $2,500 a year is busting their budgets as the cost of their healthcare is soaring. ultraliberal comedian bill maher must have met with his accountant and gotten his tax bill. here is what he said. >> rich people i'm sure you would agree with this actually do pay the freight in the country. something like 70%. and here in california i just want to say liberals you could actually lose me. it is outrageous what we are paying. over 50%. i'm willing to pay my share but it is ridiculous. >> mike: like he realizes between the federal tax hike and california's highest income tax in the nation he is going to now be paying about 60% of his income in taxes. and democratic strategist donna brazil who i really respect and like noted that her health insurance was sharply higher than before obama care and she was shocked. donna said this. she said just got off the phone with my healthcare provider asking them to explain why my premium jumped up. no good answer. well, donna needs to watch my show more! because i h
, this certainly didn't start under president obama, it started many years ago in china, but also, look, it's easier in china to have this kind of growth when you're doing it on the backs of the poor and you're doing it on the backs of all of the work make any money at all and you can have massive pollution. in beijing, on a saturday morning, about three weeks ago, they had the worst air quality index they've ever had and couldn't go outside, told to stay in for three days at a time. so when you have this amount of lack of regulation, stealing our copy right information in this country and doing it on the backs of american companies. maybe it's easy to have this kind of growth, china. >> jesse: i don't want to sign america's death certificate, china could implode any moment and communist state and fudging some numbers on gdp. i don't think that american exceptionalism new century is over. >> clayton: and sitting on a massive housing bubble in china we went through that four years ago and they're experiencing it now. >> alisyn: and it's hard to forecast four and eight years out as we've lear
played out there? >> i think it was an excellent visit. we called for four years for president obama to come to israel and finally he did come as a president. during his first visit, egypt, saudi arabia, turkey. the visit was very important to the israeli people and i think also for the president who appealed to the israelis directly and talked to them and i think here before the passover hollida who will holie are pleased with the visit of president obama. >> shannon: you said we are prepared to talk and hold negotiations with the palestinians without any preconditions but in the government there are many who believe there is no one on the other side who is interested in advancing the peace process. do you think president obama made any process to that end to giving you a partner to discuss this with? >> well, unfortunately, it is not enough to speak nicely. you need to find a real viable partner and we don't find any. the very same day that president obama landed in israel the hamas in gaza launched missiles into israel civilian population. we don't see really from the palestinians
over three years time, they keep dying on me. [laughter] and that's what i think president obama and future american presidents are going to be dealing with. certainly here in the next four years. they have no ability to agree yet on the son of one of these brothers, because the 36 branches each year that if my son gets it, your son, your whole branch is disenfranchised because we will pass it down in our branch because it is not, it was easy to pass a from brother to brother, but how do you decide if you going to pass it from cousin to cousin, which cousin, when there are hundreds of them? the king tried to get around that by having an allegiance council with one person from every branch of the family that would decide, but when his first crown prince die, that group apparently met and one of the brothers said, i should be the next crown prince, and the king said no, i'm picking another brother. and that wasn't the end of one man one vote within the royal family. they never had the vote. there was an expression and a decision. so young saudis do worry just normal ordinary saudis
,000 years ago, carved out of stone between massive delivers. mr. obama called the scene royry spectacular." >> activists in san francisco gave training on how to protest against the keystone xl pipeline during president obama's upcoming visit. a few dozen gathered at federal building to take part in the training and if approved bit obama administration that pipeline could carry oil from alberta, to refineries on west coast. >> the struggle over california's mental health care of prisoners returns to court next week. a federal judge will consider w whetherbillions of dollars have improved the system enough. advocates for the prisoners say their basic rights have still being violated including a suicide rate that is getting worse of case resumes wednesday in sacramento with a ruling anticipated next month. >>> sheriff's deputies in santa clara county took more than 600 guns off the streets, including some assault weapon. she sponsored a gun buyback at reid shillview airport collecting 584 handguns and 17 assault rifles. citizens turning in their guns received cash for a total payout of ab
had a 21% increase during the first years of the obama administration over and above the solution. that dollar increase in spending adjusted for inflation is argentinian priest standing we had during world war ii, which is pretty phenomenal when you think about how much the country no place to go and fight world war ii there. this is larger for inflation. rather than the stimulus lasting for almost a couple years, not only can't we cut spending, but we can even slow the growth of spending or have a detrimental effect on the economy. obviously a shot newsome grassed a minute ago that indicated around economic growth is it going too well. the president often has made recommendations. so what i'm going to show you here is one of the graphs i have in the book. what you see here is the growth in government spending and employment if we slow the growth of government spending here. on one axis we have kind of the growth in government spending kind of one year earlier in the next year what happens to employment? if you believe the president does should be associated with mark growth and j
. he's holding tuition costs in for the next two years and cutting spending, freezing raises for senior senators, deans on the professional staff. now, imagine if the obama administration felt the same responsibility to manage the federal government in the same way. >> a sequester for the university. all right. jason? >> this is a miss for new york governor andrew cuomo who wants to extend the temporary tax increase on high income earners in the state after promising to let it expire. for the second time extending that temporary tax increase. do you think voters would learn after a while they're being played here? apparently not. out in california governor jerry brown sold californians on a temporary tax increase for high income earners in his state. i guess the blue state liberals never learn. >> paul: bret? >> briefly a hit for pope francis off to a fantastic start and i think this is obviously true for catholics and even as a non-catholic you see a pope getting out and mingling with people and showing love and humility to the people assemblying by the hundreds of thousands in rome to
sin 2009. >> let's break it down. there was no new taxes, it would curb spending by repealing obama care and eliminate the deficit in ten years. total cuts, $4.6 trillion, and given it has zero chance of passing in the democratic-controlled senate, it's dedz on arrival. >> lawmakers in the house and senate approved legislation to fund the government through the end of september. that avoids the risk of a partial federal shutdown. in the process, they are on spring break for a couple weeks. what's your take on this? >> my take is the whole financial dysfunction of our congress is mind blowing. you look at this week. let's say frederick, maryland, where there's air traffic control that will be shut. a tower that was built and refurbished by the stimulus money. so stimulus money went into this tower. the government saying it's a priority. and the the government because of its dysfunction saying we have to shut is down. that's a perfect representation, i think, of how washington is not doing its job. we can't even pass a budget. it can't even run the books. there's no strategy. when you
on president obama's four-day trip to israel and the palestinian territories. it was his first visit as president. new details surrounding san jose's tenth homicide of the year. police released a picture today of the man, did they suspect of stabbing a young mother to death on friday. the crime happened in broad daylight in a parking lot across the street from the sheriff's department. 25-year-old juan ramirez had been stocking sandra cruz for about two years. the 29-year-old victim leaves behind a 10-year-old son and was afraid of ramirez. she had a restraining order against him. >> she was doing all the right things. she was contacting the police department, reporting these crimes, pulling out restraining orders trying to protect herself from this individual. it's unfortunate this happened. it appeared that she was doing everything she could do to avoid him. >> investigators say ramirez may be headed to mexico possibly driving a dark green 1996 toyota pickup truck. if you have any information on his whereabouts, you're asked to call the san jose police department. >>> a developing
year, 16 months before a nuclear weapon. now, it's another year. he seems to be extending the time line a little bit. dan, is that because he believes that barack obama in the end will be willing to strike? >> the last spring, at the policy conference, his policy prevention, prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon, not containment. we'll do everything we need to do and containment won't work. in an essence, president was taking his own at home, containing an iran nuclear program is unworkable. for him to say that in israel on the grounds, was a powerful statement. i think, it had the effect of reassuring the prime minister and the president seems to have discarded, or at least seriously subordinated the policy, so, he's telling israel we're not going to pressure you on the palestinian track. they're calling them nonconstructive. we're actually going to sound tougher on iran. >> does that tough talk mean that some kind of military action is inevitable in this second term for president obama? >> i don't think so. i think a lot of people will say privately a military intervention in ira
in the polls there has been low and prime minister netanyahu could use obama as a kind of foil for the last four years. i think he clearly achieved that. he had to re-establish the two state solution. democratic israel and democratic palestines and he did not -- he succeeded in doing that. what is still open is can he get these talks going again? richard is right. the short term is about iran and syria, but we have to make some progress and kerry stayed behind trying to get that going. >> more from you two as we move on to other topics later on in the program. thank you both. >>> we now want to turn to the debate over gun safety. mayor michael bloomberg of new york has announce d a big push o put pressure on lawmakers who will will vote on new gun control measures in congress. i discuss that and some other topics including the middle east when i sat down with him this weekend in new york. mr. mayor, welcome back to the program. >> thank you for having me. >> always good to have you. big week in the gun debate. i'll get to that in just a minute. let me start with the president's significant
years and trims $875 billion in spending. but it slashes much less than the budget passed by the house. the next fiscal battle is anticipated in july when president obama will likely ask congress for increased borrowing power. >>> there is a meeting between pope francis and his predecessor today. the new pope met pope emeritus benedict. benedict has been living at the papal summer palace since retiring last month. the vatican says benedict gave pope francis a pledge of obedience. observers say there's to show there is no power struggle inside the catholic church. the two prayed together and then they had a private meeting and lunch. >>> president obama has just arrived back in washington tonight from a four-day trip to the mid-east. the president got a chance to be a tourist at the an sent city of pitra in jordan. this is the most popular tourist attraction in jordan. president obama made his first visit to israel on this trip. >>> cities around the bay area had mark earth hour by dimming lights on public buildings in two hours. it begins at 8:30 tonight. the bay bridge as you can see
will president obama engage in that and get involved? that's what experts around the region will be watching. overall, they believe it's a success. alex? >> something else that could be deemed successful, the first budget in four years after the all nighter friday into saturday, what's the reaction there at the white house? >> final votes came in at 5:00 a.m. the white house thinks it's a good thing, that bill that passed through the senate really echos what president obama would like to see in terms of deficit reduction but the problem, of course, is when you match up is the senate bill with the house bill. the senate bill calls for deficit reduction through increasing taxes and spending cuts and, of course, the house bill calls for steep cuts in balancing the budget within ten years. of course, some revisions to medicare as well. a lot of differences and we have another deadline coming up. the debt ceiling will have to be revisited this summer, alex. >> looking forward to that. >> reporter: yeah, we all are. >> thank you very much, kristen welker. >>> joining me right now, andy sullivan an
year said that not only the reporting was unfair. too unfair to barack obama, and also that the polls were spewed in all that, you know, the counter to that was, republicans were out of touch and now come to the support saying, hey, republicans were out of touch. do you feel vindicated? >> not vindicated. but even more, as significant as the policies. the report is also critical of things that were wrong with the romney campaign technologically. >> i don't want to talk about that. >> i just want to point out that is a criticism of the media that is also reflected in this report. not vindicated, howie, but the report is right on. the real question is looking forward, will republicans follow the recommendations in the report? >> is it possible for republicans to ever sort of win favorable coverage, except by being more like democrats? >> on that point, the subject of gay marriage, polls moving in the direction of favoring gay marriage on younger people. when hillary clinton comes out and say she's in favor of gay marm, she got a lot of favorable press. senator rob portman said he was in
index" here on a saturday night. march madness. the headline this year -- the upsets and the brackets all over this country decimated tonight. it all started with the harvard upset. 8 million people, including president obama, entering the tournament challenge. with our partners over at espn. after harvard, only about 1200 perfect brackets remained. last night, florida gulf coast beating georgetown. tonight, no one is left in the espn challenge with a perfect bracket. >>> we're going to turn now to the dance moves and the sweaters made famous by the 1980s opening of "the cosby show." mrs. huxtable not the only one waving her fingers tonight. lawyers for bill cosby upset and threatening to sue a man with a company called cosbysweaters.com. the owner of the website said, are you kidding me? my childhood hero is suing us. let us know what you think. you can tweet me here after the broadcast. >>> and the lines from late night heating up tonight. jay leno making news. after rumors his network wants to replace him with jimmy fallon. he's been unleashing on nbc. >> i had dinner last night wi
two years. she both went through her program and that's how i was able to know her. we have worked on some projects together. we worked on osa, raising money for the obama campaign. we also served as delegates, organizing the community, getting voters out and registering voters as well. >> thank you. thank you very much. >>> any other questions? >> yeah. i'm just curious in terms of -- you may not be able to answer this one. do you know how she's active with business organizations? how is she active with business organizations? >>> i'm not sure. >> okay. thank you. >>> thank you. >> next person would be minneola, minneola ingersoll. >>> hi there, thank you. minneola ingersoll, hi. for the past 10 plus years i've been at google where i'm currently a principal at google.org where i manage our civic organization projects. i have a computer science degree from stanford and i have a business degree as well. i've worked on a variety of large scale project management at google including our company-wide financial audits that we did and the $5 billion bid to buy spectrum. i launched a proj
is this underlying hatred. even that changes radically from month to month and year to year. germans arrested their opinion. under george w. bush fell to a low of 12% approval. obama was elected. approval was 92%. the study population of haters? now, people who make discriminating judgment on the basis of how they assess the new leader of the same country and many western europeans and people in other places weren't happy with the leader they saw as an articulate proponent of unilateral u.s. action to seem to have a swagger and a second in the interests and opinions. when the president left office, a new president seemed to be good at articulating why was in the u.s. interest to behave multilaterally, to see cooperation and so forth and also embodied a set of ideals that people like about america like the united states is a land of opportunity where anything is possible. so there isn't a deep and underlying consistent hatred of the united states. that's actually quite rare. within foreigners are able to make distinguishing judgments about different aspects of the united states. >> host: why s
. next0 years, shares of the next decade could go up to be one it can remarkably get stronger and stronger. >> i do agree. neil: jjstifying the se of this policy by barack obama. >> they say 1.5% regrowth. historically when you have a weak economy when you have a recession, usually have companies coming in. companies are still. neil: i don't know whether some take their business overseas, or whether it will happen anytime soon, but more that they will have under their own domestic on bella now -- this is the stuff they deal with. it back when you move the needle on t economy? definitely move the needle on the stock market. >> capital is capital.
to apologize to turkey for a commando raid three years ago that killed nine activists. >>> the debate in washington over guns, same-sex marriage and immigration rages on. coming up on "this week" it's a clash of the titans. 2012 obama campaign manager faces off with former bush deputy chief of staff. the powerhouse round table takes on the issue. don't miss abc's "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here at 8:00 on abc7. >>> the lights are back on across the bay this morning after they went out for an hour last night on purpose. it was part of a global effort to encourage people to think about conservation. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana has the details on the earth hour. >> 8:30 the towers of the golden gate bridge went dark, the art installation on the bay bridge went dark and san francisco city hall went dark. at least one person came to the civic center came to the area to see it. >> i was walking in the area and wanted to see it. never seen it ever. thought it would be kind of cool. >> it was all part of earth hour. >> it reminds us all of the issues of sustainability
bring hope to millions of children at everybeatmatters.org. >>> presidents have used humor for the years, but more often than not it was self-deprecati g self-deprecating, and dino abdallah could do a whole show to make fun of himself, but this week, you said that president obama used this comedy as a weapon. first president bush doing the p presidential humor and we have seen more than a couple from president obama. >> this is my last white house correspondent dinner as president. i'm not sure what i will do next, and after he left office, vice president gore won an oscar and the nobel peace prize. hey, i don't know, i might win a prize, the publishing clearinghouse or something. >> hey, i went shopping at some stores in midtown. i understand that governor romney went shopping for some stores in midtown. >>> it is great to be here in the evening in this vast magnificent hilton ballroom or what mitt romney would call a little fixer upper e. >> dean, you see this as a big change in the presidential joking? >> yes, it is, and i wrote about it in the cnn opinion article which people can go
. in 2010, u.s. district court ruled that prop 8 was unconstitutional. then a little over a year ago, the ninth circuit court of appeals upheld that decision. president obama's justice department submitted an amicus brief last month urging the court to overturn prop 8 saying the president and attorney general have determined the classification based on sexual orientation should be subjected to heightened scrutiny for equal protection. on wednesday, the court will hear united states v. windsor, challenge of the defense of marriage act. whether section 3 of doma, defines marriages between a man and a woman, violates the 5th amendment guaranteed of equal protection under the law is applied to persons of the same sex who are legally married under laws of their state. in short, can the federal government deny gay married couples access hundreds of federal benefits that come with marriage? former president bill clinton signed doma into law 17 years ago. in an op-ed earlier this month he said he was wrong. when i signed the billy included a statement with the admonition that enactment of th
of conversations over the years has encouraged many, many people to change their minds. people have opened their hearts and changed their minds. people like president obama, but also the republican voice, the business leaders that we've been hearing from over the last several weeks as people have stood before the court. and younger people have grown up with that conversation. so they have fewer prejudices and stereotypes and less discomfort to overcome, and they understand that ending the exclusion of gay couples from marriage, treating their gay friends and neighbors and fellow citizens equally takes nothing away from anyone else. >> let's talk about some of these young folks as well. the "new york times" hat story this week about young republicans opposing same-sex marriage. now more than ever according to the article, they identify themselves as part of the pro-marriage movement and see themselves at the beginning of a long political struggle, much like the battle over abortion. if they can begin shifting the terms of the debate away from gay rights and towards the meaning of marriage,
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